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A swimmer prepares to compete in a women's aquatic event during the 15th Philippine University Games Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley Ven Casero / For The Times

Mt. Merapi spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Balerante village. At least 36 people were killed in earlier eruptions this week, with authorities evacuating villagers within zone of a little more than 6 miles after warning more eruptions are imminent. Mt. Merapi, the "Mountain of Fire," is the most active volcano in Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Markus, left, comforts his sister Lisna after they found their mother dead in the tsunami on Indonesia's North Pagai island. The toll from Monday's tsunami rose to more than 400 on Friday as officials found more bodies, and about 300 people were still missing, according to a provincial disaster management center official.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

A newly orphaned 2-month-old baby, who was found in a storm drain, sleeps at a hospital in Sikakap in West Sumatra. The toll from Monday's tsunami rose to more than 400 on Friday as officials found more bodies, and about 300 people were still missing, according to a provincial disaster management center official.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

A view of a portrait of former President Nestor Kirchner drawn on the ground in the Plaza de Mayo, where people queued to give their last farewell to the former president and husband of current Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner. Kirchner's body is now at the Casa Rosada, the government palace, after he died Wednesday of a heart attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CEZARO DE LUCA / EPA

A Palestinian man gets first aid after he was pepper-sprayed by Israeli border policemen during clashes in the West Bank village. Palestinians protest weekly against the neighboring Jewish settlement of Halamish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA

The sun illuminates leaves that have turned to a golden color as two office girls share their lunch break on a bench in a park near Zurich.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA / EPA

A choice of pinch collars is exhibited at the Berlin pet show. Visitors, pet associations, breeders and dealers can get information on various topics concerning pets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / EPA

A man places a lighted candle at the tomb of a departed relative at a slum community north of Manila as Filipinos prepare to spruce up the graves of the departed in preparation for Monday's observance of All Saints' Day. Filipinos, like many Christians worldwide, troop to cemeteries on Nov. 1 to pay respects to the departed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Pakistani women and children struggle to get rations of rice during a food distribution at the Beri Iman, a shrine of famous Sufi Saint Beri Imam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Two common green birdwings at Alaris butterfly park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH / EPA

The sun sets behind a couple dressed for a wedding as they pose for photographers on a wall at a beach in the Stanley district. During most evenings the setting sun over Hong Kong's beaches and landmarks brings with it a tide of loved-up couples posing for photos.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty Images

People walk along Red Square during a heavy snowfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / Reuters

Surfers who joined the paddle-out memorial early in the afternoon for Lucas Ransom, the young man who died after a shark attack, return to shore at the Oceanside pier. The remembrance continued into the night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

With the entire nation in mourning, candles and a note of appreciation for former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, who died Wednesday, glow brightly in front of the Casa Rosada presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP/Getty Images

A small boy plays with a balloon in a city slum. Pakistan has urged the world community and donor agencies to help and support its poverty-stricken, war-ravaged economy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty Images

People dressed as chickens stage a protest against animal cruelty on behalf of PETA, dancing in front of the Times Square McDonalds. The animal rights organization claims chickens, destined for McNuggets, are still conscious when they are slaughtered.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty Images

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva smiles as he holds up his oil-soaked gloved hands while on a visit to the Cidade Angra dos Reis offshore platform at Angra dos Reis. Petrobras, the Brazilian energy company, plans to deploy the platform at a well in Tupi, believed to hold between 5 and 8 billion barrels of oil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

Visitors in deck chairs rest in front of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. The six-month exhibition closes on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / REUTERS

As part of "Stop Piracy Day 2010," a steamroller destroys several thousand counterfeit Swiss watches at the Bern-Belp airport. The fake timepieces were confiscated by Swiss customs during the course of the year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUBEN SPRICH / REUTERS

In an image released by NASA today, Opportunity, the Mars exploration rover, uses its navigation camera to record the view at the end of a 364-foot drive on the 2,353rd Martian day of the rover's mission on the Red Planet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / REUTERS

Lava continues to flow from the crater of erupting Mount Merapi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Cuban soldiers hold the national flag as they gather to honor Camilo Cienfuegos, a commander of Fidel Castro's rebel army, at Havana's El Malecon seafront wall. In 1959, less than a year after their victory, Cienfuegos was presumed dead when his plane disappeared over the ocean; neither the aircraft nor his body were ever found. Each year on Oct. 28, Cubans cast flowers into the sea in his honor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENRIQUE DE LA OSA / REUTERS

A group of internally displaced people travel by bus, part of a convoy bound for southern Unity state. Sudan's civil war, Africa's longest, pitted Khartoum's Islamist government against rebels who mostly followed Christianity and traditional beliefs, culminating in a 2005 peace accord between the north and south.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH / REUTERS

Palestinian fishermen end a day's work at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SALEM / REUTERS

Pfc. Benjamin Brickman of Albany, N.Y., reaches out to Pfc. Brandon Voris of Lebanon, Ohio, as they struggle through a sandstorm at their remote outpost in Helmand province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / Reuters

A woman walks in a park during a cool, colorful autumn day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPA

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, looks on at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Supporters of the opposition CUF party gather during an election rally. Tanzania will hold presidential elections on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

A woman, wrapped with an Argentine flag, holds flowers as she waits to pay homage to former President Nestor Kirchner at the government palace. Kirchner, the husband of current President Cristina Fernandez, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

A student attends a protest to demand financial help from the government for hard-pressed higher-education institutions that could be forced to close for the winter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty Images

A worker at a military cemetery cleans soldiers' graves in preparation for All Souls Day, a day of remembrance for the dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / Reuters

A worker puts the finishing touches on a boutique in the new $1.2-billion Westfield Sydney shopping complex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP/Getty Images

Armed police stand guard in the central part of the city. Not one person stopped and searched under anti-terrorism powers in Britain was arrested for terrorism-related offenses last year, figures showed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

Survivors make their way past damaged houses after their village was hit by Monday's earthquake-triggered tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Mourners weep during the funeral of Mbah Maridjan, the spiritual guardian of Mt. Merapi who was killed in the volcano's eruption on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gembong Nusantara / Associated Press

Relatives pray at a mass grave for victims of the Mt. Merapi eruption.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irwin Fedriansyah / Associated Press

A man walks across an area covered by ash in the Mt. Merapi eruption.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images

Protesting Culture Ministry workers display a banner reading "No Firings" on the roof of the Propylaea, the monumental gate of the Acropolis, and in front of the Parthenon, right. Tens of thousands of government contract workers are facing layoffs as a result of Greece's financial crisis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

People gather to mourn the death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner around the Plaza de Mayo square in front of the Presidential Palace. Kirchner, one of Argentina's most powerful politicians, died today. The husband of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Nestor Kirchner was considered her closest advisor and a major power broker in her government. He had been expected to run again for president in next year's election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN ACOSTA / REUTERS

Men attend the funeral of Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi, the ruler of the United Arab Emirates' fourth-largest emirate, who died Wednesday. He will be succeeded by his crown prince son Sheikh Saud. Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi, believed to be in his late 90s, had ruled the northern emirate of Ras al Khaimah for more than 60 years, dating back to before the UAE's inception in 1971.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / REUTERS

Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants patrol a street in Gaza City as they mark the 23rd anniversary of the movement's establishment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP/Getty Images

President Obama gestures during a commercial break as he talks with host Jon Stewart during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" in Washington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

A campaign poster for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is posted on a bus in the commercial capital, Lagos.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE / REUTERS

Guests are silhouetted at a dinner reception for the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Ministers from around the world began a final push Wednesday for a U.N. deal to protect nature.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / REUTERS

Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, right, poses with her wax likeness during its unveiling at Madame Tussauds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 used by 007 in the James Bond movies "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" is on display before it sold at auction for more than $4 million.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

Visitors attend the opening of the world's biggest indoor theme park, Ferrari World.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / REUTERS

A police officer uses a welding torch to break down a rifle for disposal. It was part of a cache numbering more than 1,800 firearms, which were confiscated from criminals or collected during exchanges for medicine and food.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO LOWE / REUTERS

Souvenir jerseys are offered for sale before Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series featuring the San Francisco Giants playing the Texas Rangers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS

Tiger cubs Tschuna, right, and Daseep play together as they meet for the first time at the Wuppertal Zoo. Daseep was moved from the zoo in Frankfurt to allow him to grow up with another tiger cub. Tschuna was born on Aug. 22 and Daseep on Sept. 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

The sun makes an appearance Wednesday morning after storms passed through in Kentucky, bringing cooler temperatures as well as fog to low-lying areas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Danny Vowell / Kentucky New Era

A man reads next to a restaurant in the capital city. The words on the wall read, "The Creole awaits you."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DESMOND BOYLAN / REUTERS

A security guard stands at the exit of the Shanghai Nightmare haunted house attraction. While China has a rich tradition of ghosts and ghouls of its own, Halloween is a non-event for most Chinese, who hold their own commemoration for the dead during the Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day, usually marked in April.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS

The landscape is flattened in the village of Kinaredjo after the eruption of Mount Merapi. The death toll is estimated at 28, Indonesia health officials said. Mount Merapi erupted Tuesday, spewing clouds of hot ash into the sky and sending hot debris down its slopes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPA

Ash covers the interior of a house in a village near the Mt. Merapi volcano in central Java, Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SLAMET RIYADI / Associated Press

An aerial view shows a devastated village two days after a tsunami hit the island of Siporapora, part of Indonesia's Mentawai Islands. Disaster officials in the provincial capital of Padang put the death toll at 154 after 10 villages were swept away by waves caused by a magnitude-7.2 quake. More then 500 people were said to be missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

NASA has released a new photo made up of a mosaic of 330 individual images of the Andromeda galaxy, taken by the ultraviolet/optical telescope aboard NASA's Swift spacecraft. It is the highest-resolution image of the galaxy ever recorded in the ultraviolet wave length. The Andromeda galaxy is more than 220,000 light-years across and lies 2.5 million light-years away. On a clear, dark night, the galaxy is faintly visible as a misty patch to the naked eye.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / EPA

Swiss guards wait for Pope Benedict XVI before his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ETTORE FERRARI / EPA

Soldiers stand in formation during a send-off ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo. The Philippine military will send 370 officers and soldiers to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights next month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHERYL RAVELO / Reuters

Giant pandas eat carrots at Bifeng Gorge, a breeding center in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / Reuters

Trade union members take time out for a smooch under a banner during a protest against government austerity measures. On Wednesday, Romania's centrist government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament over deep spending cuts and tax hikes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADU SIGHETI / Reuters

Residents stand next to a stranded humpback whale on Geriba beach. The whales migrate north from Antarctica to mate from July to November off the coast of Brazil. The whale died after rescue workers failed for the second straight day to tow it off the beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / Reuters

A Palestinian boy is reflected in a mirror as he sits at the Hamam al-Samra, a traditional Turkish bath. The Hamam al-Samra, open 24 hours daily with separate hours for men and women, is about 1,000 years old and frequented by local Palestinians for bathing purposes as well as treatment for various ailments.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / Reuters

An Afghan Kuchi girl covers her face as she attends a class in a tent in front of the ruins of the Darul Aman Palace on the outskirts of Kabul. More than 300 Afghan Kuchi tribal nomads settled into the palace several months ago under the protection of Afghan paramilitary police, who use the ruins as a makeshift patrol base, after being driven from a nearby area in Kabul during a bout of ethnic riots earlier this summer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP / Getty Images

Israeli riot and undercover police grab an Arab-Israeli demonstrator in Umm Al-Fahm, as extreme right-wing Israelis marching under heavy police escort through this Arab town in northern Israel were met by scores of stone-throwing residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP / Getty Images

A Vietnamese woman carries her bicycle over railway lines. The Vietnamese capital is set to host the ASEAN Summit and related summits from Thursday to Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP / Getty Images

Laker Kobe Bryant receives his championship ring from NBA Commissioner David Stern before the season opener at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers evacuate a man on a wagon in the Harbor Gateway area after he was overcome by tear gas fired into a house where a man had barricaded himself.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Finalists of the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant rehearse before the finals on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

Customers buy fruits and vegetables at an evening open-air market in the western Indian city. India's Central Bank warned Tuesday that surging food prices are structural and will put upward pressure on inflation and interest rates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / REUTERS

An 8-week-old female lion cub, one of four siblings, swims through fall leaves at the National Zoo. It was a test to ensure the cubs will be safe around the water feature when they are put on public display in late December. The cub passed the test with flying colors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A Brazilian crosses the parched, muddy bottom of the Rio Negro, a major tributary of the Amazon River. A severe drought has caused river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to drop to record lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

A Vietnamese man waits for customers behind his bicycle pump in the old quarter of the city. This month, Vietnam's capital marks a thousand years since it was established.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS

Cebu Pacific airlines cabin crew perform a safety demonstration routine on a trading floor of the stock exchange in Makati's financial district. The budget airline rose as much as 6.8% on its debut Tuesday as the country's largest public offering rode on the back of a broader market that hit a record high.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / REUTERS

A miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty, used to promote a local bar, is dwarfed by the city's television tower.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERS

Workmen install panels on a newly constructed building in the financial district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / REUTERS

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, appears with Sheika Mozah bint Nasser al Missned, wife of Qatar's Emir Sheik Hamad ibn Khalifa al Thani, before a banquet held at Windsor Castle in honor of the couple's state visit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIERAN DOHERTY / AP/Pool

A model displays a creation by Mexican designer Malafacha during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Mexico City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP/Getty Images

Women pray at a temple during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth. Married Hindu women observe a one-day fast and offer prayers for the well-being of their husbands during the festival. The fast begins before sunrise and ends after they worship the moon in the evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / REUTERS

Reproductions of U.S. currency are burned during a ceremony to honor deceased ancestors in the old quarter of the city. According to Vietnamese tradition, paper as well as other items are burned during the ceremony. Leaders from the 10 ASEAN states plus China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and others convene in Hanoi for a summit this week with currency issues being one of the main topics on the agenda.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS

A heavy fog hangs over deserted rail lines as Germany's Transnet and GDBA unions staged a warning strike, disrupting rail service across the country. The unions are in wage talks with Deutsche Bahn, the country's railway operator.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP/Getty Images

Actors dressed as zombies appear in the city center, part of a worldwide campaign for an upcoming television series.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP/Getty Images

Actors promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead" shamble along Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Romanian Christian-Orthodox believers light candles after they worship the holy relics of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, next to the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchy Cathedral in Bucharest. The Romanian Orthodox Church will give a special service to St. Demetrius in Bucharest as the patron saint of Romania's capital city. Tens of thousands of Romanians are expected to attend the pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty Images

An Indonesian villager watches Mt. Merapi, which started erupting Tuesday. Scientists had warned that pressure building beneath the volcano's dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

People run after Indonesia's Mt. Merapi erupts in Kaliurang village in Sleman, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta. Tuesday's eruption prompted terrified villagers to flee and join the thousands already evacuated from its slopes, witnesses said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / Reuters

Immigrants look out from a fishing ship as they arrive at Catania harbor on the southern island of Sicily. States must treat migrants with dignity but have the right to regulate immigration and defend their borders, Pope Benedict said Tuesday. The pope made his comments in his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Migrants and Refugees, touching on a subject that has caused tensions between the church and governments in European countries, including France and Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A worker jumps over a puddle near a residential construction site in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Thai antigovernment "red shirt" protesters rally during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit at the U.N. office in Bangkok. Ban is visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUKREE SUKPLANG / Reuters

Residents try to save a stranded humpback whale on Geriba beach in Buzios, 119 miles from Rio de Janeiro. The whales migrate north from Antarctica to mate from July to November off the coast of Brazil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / Reuters

Hikers on the Alps enjoy the view on a visitors' platform under the top of Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

Garbage collectors begin tackling Marseille's reeking mounds of trash in the center of Marseille, southern France. Striking garbage collectors in Marseille faced 9,000 tons of garbage that have piled up in the streets in the last two weeks. The FO union voted Monday evening to end the protest because of concerns about "hygiene and safety." City authorities said it would take four to five days before France's second-largest city starts looking, and smelling, like itself.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Cipriani / Associated Press

An Indonesian search and rescue team evacuates residents from a flooded housing complex after heavy rainfall in the city of Tangerang, Banten province. Extreme weather during Indonesia's dry season this year was likely to continue in the weeks ahead and might disrupt the forthcoming holiday season, a climatologist said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP / Getty Images

NATO-led soldiers and European Union Rule of Law police take part in a crowd- and riot-control exercise at Camp Vrello, Slatina, on the outskirts of Pristina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty Images

Ultra Orthodox Jews walk past the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, illuminated by pink lights to mark the launch of a breast cancer awareness campaign in Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty Images

Bottles of locally produced olive oil are displayed at an exhibition aiming to help Palestinian farmers to export their products.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP/Getty Images

A light pole at the Rice ISD baseball practice field is bent in half, a result of a tornado that touched down before daybreak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: COURTNEY PERRY / Associated Press

One person was killed and 21 injured in a three-vehicle collision that left a school bus overturned in the Boyle Heights area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A young girl clutches a doll in the makeshift settlement of El Gallinero, where several hundred Romanian gypsies live, on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA VERA / REUTERS

Workers prepare for the 26th International Automobile Trade Show, which will showcase 450 cars from more than 42 brands, running from Wednesday through Nov. 7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO WHITAKER / REUTERS

An Afghan women passes election graffiti reading, "I work for you — Haji Sofi Habibullah al-Habib."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reza Shirmohammadi / Associated Press

Members of the British "Circus to Gaza" group perform for children at a United Nations-run school in the northern Gaza Strip town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI ALI / European Pressphoto Agency

Barrels symbolizing nuclear waste frame the German parliament building during nationwide protests against the transport of French nuclear waste to a salt deposit storage facility in Gorleben, scheduled for early November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP/Getty Images

People play Chinese chess in downtown Hanoi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAM / REUTERS

A fearless feline, taking full advantage of a railway strike, sits safely on converging train tracks at the Athens central railway station. All train services in Greece were suspended after state railway workers launched a four-day strike to protest planned privatization of the rail system.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press

With the moon still visible, the sun rises over Lochan na h'Achlaise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

A model presents a creation of designer Abir Suwaidi during a fashion show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP/Getty Images

Vu Cong Doanh, 72, exercises on the Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi. He says he exercises twice a day on the bridge that for him represents a steel dragon, giving strength and power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

People visit an art installation with information on various events.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a symposium on mortgages and the future of housing finance. Bernanke said that banking regulators have been concerned about "reported irregularities" in foreclosure practices and are conducting an in-depth review.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / Reuters

People walk in a park on a warm autumn day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / Reuters

A DNA sample of a proboscis monkey, a threatened species, is displayed at Japan's Preservation and Research Center. Negotiators from over 190 countries are gathered in Nagoya, Japan, for a U.N. meeting to discuss ways to fight rising extinctions of plants and animals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / Reuters

Racehorses are exercised on a cold morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Davies / Associated Press

A deer walks through a stream at Bradgate Park in central England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARREN STAPLES / Reuters

An Afghan refugee girl looks back while walking with other women in an alley of a poor neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A man holds a framed picture of the sixth president of Pakistan, Gen. Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, during a ceremony at the Wagah border near Lahore, the only road crossing between India and Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty images

A villager walks in flood waters at a Buddhist temple as the country struggles in the wake of two weeks of flooding due to rains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP/Getty Images

A flare silhouettes a striking employee during a blockade by dock and refinery workers at the entrance to a fuel depot. The strike over port reforms has gone on for 29 days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LAURENSON / Reuters

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Each week we bring you the best images from around the world in our Week in Pictures photo gallery.

Take a look back at the week with the humorous (dancing humans as chickens), the tragic (tsunami and volcano eruption in Indonesia), the vibrant (fall colors in Zurich), the adorable (who doesn’t like pandas?) and tons more.

Enjoy!

4 Comments

  1. October 29, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Excellent photograph.

    By: 5676987943598734
  2. October 30, 2010, 10:55 am

    The Pictures feature is wonderful…the kind of thing you can’t do at any length in the print edition. It is beautifully presented and framed. Thanks

    By: Louis W. Thompson
  3. November 1, 2010, 11:02 am

    [...] alcune delle stupende foto che questa settimana pubblica il Los Angeles Times in questo servizio, The Week in Pictures | Oct. 25-31, 2010. Non [...]

  4. November 13, 2010, 2:41 am

    very amazing!-claire adorna

    By: claire_adorna01

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